Meskwaki Tribal Health Clinic

Tama, Iowa

  • Owner

    Sac & Fox Tribe of the Mississippi in Iowa

    Architect

    Heery International

  • Delivery Method

    Construction Manager

    Size

    37,500 sq. ft.

The Health Center is a LEED Silver certified facility. The architectural features include exterior pergolas, patterned brick, EIFS, vaulted ceilings and unique sun beam patterned soffits and flooring. Although it is a relatively typical-sized clinic, the number of services offered within a single building is uncommon. These include: a family practice clinic with six exam rooms, radiology, ophthalmology, pharmacy, three dental operatories, family services counseling, community health offices and eight long-term care rooms with kitchen and dining area.

The project met several challenges. The greatest challenge came in the record-setting rainfall and flooding of the Iowa and Cedar Rivers at the start of the project. The wet weather caused foundation work delays, closed roads and labor shortages. Despite these obstacles, the Meskwaki Health Center is a beautiful and welcome addition to the Meskwaki Settlement.